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15 years ago

June 27, 2007

Slain Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank C. Denzinger was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in Harrison County. The four-year police veteran was shot in the line of duty Monday evening, June 18, when he and his partner, Deputy Joel White, 27, responded to a domestic call in the South Park subdivision off Corydon Ridge Road.

A new county board will be established pertaining to tax and budgeting by the House Enrolled Act 1478. All capital projects costing more than $7 million must be submitted to the “County Board of Tax and Capital Projects Review.” The board will review and approve tax rates and budgets for all units, starting in 2009. The new board will consist of two non-political elected members, an appointed council member and the city and schools make the other appointments. The county auditor serves as the board’s secretary.

The saying, “Buckle up. It’s the law,” takes on more meaning beginning at midnight Sunday. Effective July 1, the seat-belt law in Indiana will change to include that all occupants of pick-up trucks, vans and sports-utility vehicles equipped with a safety belt that is standard equipment installed by the manufacturer wear the seat belt. Previously, back-seat passengers who were 16 and older, as well as occupants of pickups or vehicles registered as trucks and having truck plates were exempt from wearing seat belts.

A former assistant superintendent was hired last week to be the next superintendent of the North Harrison Community School Corp. Dr. Phil Partenheimer, who was assistant principal at North Harrison High School from 1992 to 2001, was unanimously approved by the five-member board Thursday night during a special meeting. His three-year contract, for $92,184 a year, begins July 1.

Nestled down just off S.R. 135 in Corydon, the Harrison Poolside Park continues to bring friends together from all areas of Harrison County to share common passions: swimming and competition. Initially, the Harrison County Swim and Dive team had the Green Machine nickname through the 1970s and early ’80s. The tag then changed to the not-so-popular Pool Pigs. With complaining girls on the team, the Pigs didn’t last long, as another board approved the Hammerheads moniker that is used today. This summer marks the 30th anniversary for the Hammerheads.

Deaths: Oscar A. Olson, 90; Alexa A. Dunaway, infant; Kenneth L. Sullivan, 66; Brian Belcher, 35; Josie L. Bruce, stillborn infant; Fern E. Poehlein, 53; Anna K. Hardsaw, 86; Cletus W. Ott, 69; James L. Johnson, 54; Harold R. Collins, 70; Anna Stumph, 79; Donald H. Goldman, 83; Mary V. House, 97; David D. King, 51; William C. Veit Jr., 79; Gregory O. Nesser, 58; Carol L. Gillingwater, 69; Doris Davidson, 80; Stephen L. Crone, 49; Mary Thomas, 72; George H. Atwood, 54.

25 years ago

July 2, 1997

Funding for the Corydon Public Library expansion and renovation has weighed heavily on Len Waite’s mind for more than a year, ever since the board of trustees agreed to accept NBD Bank’s offer of half its historic building at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Chestnut Street for much-needed library space. And without issuing bonds to fund the work. The estimated cost to renovate the historic Carnegie library building, built in 1914, and the bank building was between $672,000 and $1.7 million, depending on the scope of the project. An additional $60,000 to $70,000 would be needed if an elevator were installed. However, because of the generosity of a Leavenworth native, the weight has been lifted. Douglas T. Breeden of Chapel Hill, N.C., donated $100,000 and has agreed to give another $50,000 as a “challenge” grant.

Supporters of Corydon’s Wyandotte House, an emergency care facility for children, are searching for ways to keep the financially-troubled safe house afloat in the midst of declining payments. Those have dwindled in the last six months, from the dis children per day that’s needed to meet monthly expenses of about $12,000, down to an average of four. At that rate, the task force’s $30,000 cash reserve will soon be depleted, said chairman David L. Colter.

Increased funding for roads, issues from the 1997 Indiana General Assembly plus security tips from a U.S. deputy marshal topped the agenda at the Indiana Association of County Commissioners’ Southeast District spring meeting in Corydon Thursday.

Inmates at the Harrison County Justice Center will soon have the opportunity to further their education, thanks to new state money that will fund an Adult Basic Education/General Equivalency Diploma program administered by the M.L. Reisz Extended Services Center of the New Albany-Floyd County Community School Corp., which serves as the administrative and fiscal agent for adult-education programs in several Southern Indiana counties.

Few would argue the fact that Kevin Nash has dominated the New Salisbury Golf Course Membership Tournament in recent years. Although Tony Garrett won last year and broke Nash’s string of seven straight championships, Nash practically owns the rights to the trophy. So, it came as no surprise Sunday that Nash won again, for the ninth time in 12 years. He won in dramatic style, beating Steve Beanblossom by one stroke with his final putt on the 18th green.

Deaths: Kathleen Grunden, 87; Helen G. Mathes, 89; Lee Anna Henon, 98; Charles (Pete) Satterfield, 80; Donald Walsh, 42; Williard T. Merrilees, 88; Richard L. Pierson, 60; Beulah F. Beard, 83; Christian E. Conrad, 81; Curtis L. Robison, 21; Leslie R. Hasty, 33.

50 years ago

June 28, 1972

The Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Dept. has a new truck. It cost eight cents. The eight cents was the price of a stamp for a letter to the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources, which had accumulated a number of used U.S. Army troop carriers at Stout Field in Indianapolis. They had been used in Korea. The new truck increased the fire department’s firefighting equipment to six pieces.

Carl W. Smith has begun construction of an indoor skating rink and restaurant in New Salisbury, on Highway 135, where the Davidson Beauty Shop is now located.

Earl Meech, son of Mrs. Lloyd Meech of Corydon, will soon be in the resort business in Costa Rica. He and his business associate, Randy Aaron, will own and operate a hotel and restaurant. It will be on a beach of the Pacific Coast in the Central America Republic. He now lives in Chicago.

Larry Orme and Chester Miller have finally got from the Town of Corydon water tap-on rights for a motel north of Corydon to be put under construction this September.

Mrs. Margaret McClellan of South Bend has been spending several days with Mrs. Fannie Sheler of the Crandall area.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Granville Herthel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. John Fretwell, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Alcorn, Capt. and Mrs. Stephen Reich, Dr. and Mrs. Abe Lin; girls — Mr. and Mrs. James E. Atz, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kellum, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Carver, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kirk Jr.

Deaths: Jesse E. Albin, 73; Rozella Fey, 66; Ilma Ruth Windell, 71; Tressie Dellinger, 78; Ruth Hickman; Harvey Daugherty.

65 years ago

June 26, 1957

Paul Timberlake has taken the position of office manager and bookkeeper with the Eureka Telephone Co. Inc. He was formerly associated with Jock’s Restaurant.

Everett Eckart, owner of Eckart’s Wiring and Plumbing, has leased the building in which the JayC Store is currently located. William H. Butt and his brother own the building. The JayC Store will move in July to its newly constructed building on the corner of Poplar and Mulberry streets.

Clyde Lottick has moved his law practice from the first floor of The Corydon Democrat building into his home one-half block on North Capitol Avenue.

Construction on a new bridge one-quarter mile east of Mauckport will begin Aug. 6. It will be a concrete structure, placed higher and north of the present bridge. It serves the traffic to Morvin Ferry.

Mrs. Garfield Bradley, son William Bradley and friend Miss Naomi Stevens of Elkhart were weekend guests of Mrs. Bradley’s father, William H. Chinn, and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. George Albin have sold their residence, southwest of New Middletown, to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bowling.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pitman, Mr. and Mrs. James Schultz; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wright Jr., Mr. and Mrs. James Carver.

Deaths: Polk Pendleton, 77; William Flock; Dudley Grubbs, 49; Mrs. Henry Roberts, 76; Mrs. Nora E. Shewmaker, 68; Mrs. Norma Hart, 52; Miss Mayme Kelley, 76; John M. Best, 50; Mrs. Ben Stonecipher, 73; Emma Forbes, 73.

75 years ago

July 2, 1947

The Ramsey Post Office has been changed from a second class to first class rating. A large proportion of the business at the post office is parcel post shipments of baby chicks by hatcheries. Rollie Pinaire is postmaster.

Roland Reich, former captain in the Army Air Forces, was awarded the Croix De Guerre from the government of France last Friday at Stout Field in Indianapolis. The award was given for exceptional service to France from June 1944 to December 1944.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reed; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Morris Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Becker.

Deaths: Annie Snider; Emma Bell, 87; Effie Colglazier, 67; Carrie Sears, 74; Addie Lewis, 64; Mary Ann Sieg, 81; Amanda LaHue, 87; Theodore Patterson, 66; Frank W. Wolfe, 85; E. Louis Marrilla, 72; Edna Beanblossom, 53; Carrie Crone, 31; Caroline Danreuther, 86; Mrs. Augusta Miller, 78.

100 years ago

June 28, 1922

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Denbo of near English, Crawford County, visited Mrs. Denbo’s uncle, Charles Askren, and family two miles south of Corydon the past week.

Roscoe Lewis has purchased the brick building of Alex Miller and son east of the public square in Corydon. This building has two rooms, one of which is occupied by J.L. Rowe & Sons for a furniture store, the other by O.V. Shuck as bakery.

Birth: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Keller; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Buchanan.

Deaths: Mrs. Nancy Bottles, 89; Mrs. Mary E. Johnson, 72; Pierre DeLus, 88; Mrs. Barnet Louer, 17; John W. Ewing, 46; Daniel W. Wate, 75; Mrs. Cora Pindell, 38.